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Re: Not too bad

Post by ccr » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:02 pm

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Here is my new feeder heifers shortly after being worked.


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Dave will you have winter grass or feed these heifers hay through the winter?


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Re: Not too bad

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:45 am

Nice batch of heifers. Your corral looks great!!!
Will you feed these then breed them next spring? Then keep or sell?
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Re: Not too bad

Post by Dave » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:52 am

No such thing as winter grass in Eastern Oregon. It will be mid April at the earliest before we have grass again. I will feed them through the winter. Go to grass in the spring and ship at about 850 pounds. These are tail end heifers and small cut outs. If I were buying planning on breeding I would be buying the top end which are weighing around 600 right now.

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Re: Not too bad

Post by Dave » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:47 pm

I was just talking to the guy who I will be pasturing these with in the spring. Because they will be running along with steers he is going to spayed his heifers. That avoids a heifer coming in heat and having 30 steers after her. Also allows you to guarantee them open when selling. I said set it up and I will spayed my at the same time.

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Re: Not too bad

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:51 pm

I have never known anyone to spay a heifer. What is the process? do they have to put them down to do it? Costly?
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Re: Not too bad

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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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I have never known anyone to spay a heifer. What is the process? do they have to put them down to do it? Costly?
i hadn't heard of it either. after a little research seems like it is done quite a lot and worth it for feedlot cattle.

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Re: Not too bad

Post by Dave » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:16 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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I have never known anyone to spay a heifer. What is the process? do they have to put them down to do it? Costly?
Neighbor B is saying about $5 a head. I know very little but I know they do it in the chute. Worked with a guy years ago. His daughter worked on a ranch in Montana. He said that she spay about 200 a day. I know that it is a fairly common practice in Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.

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Re: Not too bad

Post by gcreekrch » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:37 pm

Those heifers will work just fine for you Dave, what is your plans for feeding them and what weight do you expect them to be come April?
I think spaying feeder heifers does pay when you go to grass. There is a risk with the odd one dying but the guys in this country that spay keep doing it so it must work.
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Re: Not too bad

Post by Dave » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:37 pm

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Those heifers will work just fine for you Dave, what is your plans for feeding them and what weight do you expect them to be come April?
I think spaying feeder heifers does pay when you go to grass. There is a risk with the odd one dying but the guys in this country that spay keep doing it so it must work.
They will get pretty good grass hay and about 2 or 3 pounds of grain a day. I am going to be looking into grain availability here next week. Back when I was raising the bred heifers on the coast I fed corn and distillers mixed 50/50. They grew well on that. There isn't going to be too many and I am retired so feeding by the bucket will just give me something to do. I am just shooting for a pound a day which should make them around 600 pounds come April.

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